If you are wondering how to set some tasks at home for children during this difficult time, get in touch with Natalie where she will be happy to help.
At Dyce Parish Church we have a lots happening on a Sunday for the children. Whatever age you or your child is you will be warmly welcomed to our church family. Depending on your age there are a various groups which you can beome involved with, these are listed below. We look forward to welcoming you to our Sunday Clubs.
Youth & Family Worker
At Dyce Parish Church we are delighted to welcome the whole family, while older siblings are in Sunday Club why should the under 4’s miss out on all the fun? In the lounge we run a creche for children from birth to 4 years. Our lovely creche volunteers love a bozy with a wee one or playing with Peppa Pig with toddlers. You can drop them off before the service starts and then head through to church, if your baby doesn’t settle with us we will come through to church and get you, otherwise enjoy the service. Alternatively if you prefer to stay with your child or take them through to the service with you, that is ok too. Please note there is no manned creche facility throughout July and August as our services are family orientated, but you are free to use the creche room if you feel you need too.
Sunday Club is for children aged 3 years to 11 years old. We meet on a Sunday morning in the Church Hall. Come along at 10:45 for Hot Chocolate and custard creams (other biscuits are available) We learn Bible stories, and about all the wonderful things Jesus did, but also talk about what it means to be a Christian and how God, Jesus and the Bible relate to our everyday life. This is done in a variety of ways, including playing games, doing crafts and always some singing. Before joining the rest of the church for the last part of the service. You drop your child off at the church hall and they are picked up after the service from the church. Then you are welcome to stay for tea or coffee and a fine piece.
We do various activities throughout the year, the children are encouraged to be part of the wider church. They take a turn to serve tea and coffee after the service, they also do a nativity performance at Christmas and have a prize giving at the end of the school year, where we celebrate each and every child and their amazing talents.
In Sunday Club we have our own collection. We collect silver pennies for our Sunday Club fund which buys things like craft supplies and the custard creams! We also collect "Brown Pennies" which we send to support Tansen Hospital in Nepal. We have supported this hospital for many years.
Rock Solid has been set up to provide the youth of Dyce Church with a fun and active environment in which 1st – 4th year pupils can hear about Jesus in a creative and relevant way. We try to keep the Rock Solid programme fast paced and it uses a combination of games, interactive activities, discussions, short talks, media and more.
Our hope is that during their time at the group young people can really consider what it means to be a Christian.
Rock Solid explores ‘life issues’ from a Christian perspective, we hope to build life-changing relationships and give young people a brilliant time, wherever they are at on their journey of faith.
Throughout the year additional activities are organised with the highlight being a weekend away in Teen Ranch, Scotland. Here youngsters are encouraged to partake in activities such as canoeing, horse riding, and archery to name but a few, they are also encouraged to take part in Faith based learning known as ‘time out’ sessions.
Teenranch has become a very special place to the youth of Dyce Parish. It is a fantastic weekend of fun, faith and fellowship with the chance to make friends with other young people from youth clubs, schools, churches and clubs from all over Scotland.
Meets on a Wednesday evening in the Church Lounge at 6:30pm.
It is a group for young people aged 16 years upwards. It’s a time for coming together as young adults, to support one another throughout the challenging times of exams, applying for Uni, college or whatever the next step in their lives may be. A time for coming together as young adults to search for and find God in the nest step of their faith journey. This is done in a variety of ways, the group joined the Alpha group that ran October- December 2018, prior to that they had been learning Hebrew and were given more in depth insight to the Bible by Bruce Gardner. They are always on the look out for people to inspire and encourage them.
Throughout the course of the year we have family services. These are for the whole family so on those days we don’t have Sunday Club or creche and we all meet in the church together as one big family. These are usually 3 times a year, Christmas, Easter and the Sunday School prizegiving service. We do have other ad-hoc family services throughout the year.